[FOSDEM] General strike likely to impact FOSDEM?
ludovic at ludovic-brenta.org
Mon Jan 30 11:53:03 CET 2012
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:30:26AM +0100, Richard Hartmann wrote:
>> is it likely that the general, or some other, strike will be
>> or repeated in a way which will affect FOSDEM? Local news tells me
>> Bruessels is in a total deadlock and I would like to prepare if
> Well, I didn't go through Brussels today (yet), but from what I saw
> during my morning commute the "general" strike is fairly "generally"
> ignored. Then again, that was just a 30-minute car trip over the N26,
> not a highway.
The biggest problem is the lack of public transport (metro, tram, bus)
and around Brussels and the lack of trains country-wide as even Thalys
Eurostar trains are on strike. Many motorists decided to stay at home,
so traffic is light. People who ride bicycles simply don't care (note:
the public bicycle service, http://www.villo.be, is probably overloaded
today but still usable). The most affected are people who depend on
public transport (can't drive, can't ride) and cannot afford a taxi.
> Also, as others have said, the likeliness of this strike being
> for more than one day, let alone a week, is very low.
Seconded. I'll report back tomorrow and say whether the strike is
extended (unlikely) or everything is back to normal. (PS. I live and
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